BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.
NEW YORK - By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs.
The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team is set to compete in a Class 5A regional at Valley Center on Saturday.
LAWRENCE - It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, "Our Time," a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.
You could color Shannon Wedel happy these days.
The Masonic Lodge will hold a Pancake Sausage Feed on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1917 17th. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. Proceeds help fund the Masonic High School Scholarship program.
Great Bend's American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper on Monday, Oct. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Cost is $6 for all you can eat soup, and dessert. Proceeds benefit American Legion veteran programs, including Military Moms and Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.
Great Bend Fire Department
Evette Nicole Aguilera, fail to yield at stop sign, $111
Students will have some time off from school in the coming days, but the Great Bend Recreation Commission has scheduled some activities, including a training course for baby-sitting, for those looking for something to do, said Garet Fitzpatrick, GBRC program coordinator.
Members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ pack newborn baby kits, which will be distributed by the Barton County Health Department. Members prepared the kits this past Sunday as a community service project.
Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold a Kolache Bake and Take starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available.
ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers of First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, will host its annual fall "Croptoberfest" scrapbook crop night on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Everyone brings a snack, so there is always lots of food, said Pam Hendricks, administrative assistant at First Baptist Church.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual Soup Lunch on Sunday, Oct. 14. The menu includes homemade taco soup or chicken noodle with butterball soup, and homemade dessert. Serving will be in the Church Fellowship Hall at 21st & Jackson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.